Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
River of Love
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
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Don McLean - sings of Happier times
Robert Gregg | Australia | 02/02/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"For those wanting Don McLean to repeat himself musically forget River Of Love . The album is a collection of songs showcasing McLean's diverse performing skills . Forever the artist who was hard to catergorize River of Love features Country , Blues , Pop and Gospel all tied into a common theme . McLean's voice is clear and pure and though at times the album may appear to be self indulgent - it shows an artist mature enough to commit to record his thoughts and happiness. Stand Out tracks are "Your My Little Darlin " and Better Still - but overall a good buy and worthy of inclusion in your record collection."
A Sentimental Favorite
Sylvia L. | Texas, USA | 01/12/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Musically, this is a very diverse album. It easily blends country with pop, and even manages to add in some blues and one gospel song. Don's voice is pure and clear throughout and the instrumentals are lush, including Chet Atkins on guitar in "You're My Little Darlin'". I found it very enjoyable and also very touching. Although I like each of the individual tracks on this album, I recommend listening to it from beginning to end. It weaves the story of a man who has seen unhappy times, but through a wonderful woman, two children, and God has found real purpose and meaning to his life. It is intensely personal, but I think that many will relate to the sentiments, so beautifully expressed in this album. My favorite tracks are "You're My Little Darlin'", "Better Still", "Angry Words", and "My Love Was True"."
Newest album of originals a disappointment for McLean fans
A. Butterfield | UK | 05/25/1999
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Anyone who, like me, treasures DonMcLean's earlier albums will be disappointed with this one. The songs here range from the humdrum title track to the cutesy Little Cowboy, an indulgent ditty from a songwriter who seems to have lost all his edge. McLean seems to have forgotten how to write poetry - lyrically this album borders too often on the trite and musically it is devoid of originality."